Senate Bill 238

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Last Action 02/22/24: to Education (S)
Title AN ACT relating to children.
Bill Documents Introduced
Bill Request Number 1845
Sponsor K. Berg
Summary of Original Version Amend KRS 158.1415 to remove provisions related to parental rights and courses, curriculums, or programs on human sexuality; provide for a process for parents to opt out of their child receiving instruction on the subject of human sexuality; amend KRS 158.191 to remove language limiting Kentucky Board of Education or Department of Education policies regarding student confidential information and the use of pronouns; require a local school district to use pronouns for students upon a request from a parent along with a note from a medical provider diagnosing the child with gender dysphoria; remove language concerning parental consent for well-being questionnaires or assessments or a health screening; amend KRS 158.189 to make findings about children and young adults desiring individual privacy; require a school to provide an accommodation to any student who requests an area of individual privacy in restrooms, locker rooms, and shower rooms, regardless of biological sex or gender identity; require school officials to provide an accommodation for individual privacy for children whose gender is different from his or her biological sex and who have a note from a medical provider diagnosing the child with gender dysphoria; permit alternate accommodations upon the parent's request; amend KRS 311.372 to prohibit surgical or medical treatment of a child under the age of 18 years for gender dysphoria, and any nonsurgical medical treatment without the consent of the child's parent or legal guardian; require that the provision of nonsurgical medical treatment to a child under the age of 18 years apply only to a child with a medical diagnosis from a mental health care provider and by a trained and experienced health care provider in collaboration with a clinical psychologist or psychiatrist using only appropriate nonsurgical medical treatments approved by the United States Food and Drug Administration for adolescents and that meet evidence-based medical standards.
Index Headings of Original Version Education, Elementary and Secondary - Facilities use by students, individual privacy
Education, Elementary and Secondary - Gender-appropriate pronouns, parental request, use
Education, Elementary and Secondary - Human sexuality programs, parental rights, opt out
Health and Medical Services - Gender dysphoria, treatment, children
Hospitals and Nursing Homes - Gender dysphoria, treatment, children
Mental Health - Gender dysphoria, treatment, children
Parental Rights - Facilities use by students, individual privacy, parental request
Parental Rights - Gender dysphoria, treatment, children
Parental Rights - Gender-appropriate pronouns, parental request, use
Parental Rights - Human sexuality programs, parental rights, opt out
Parental Rights - Parental consent, child health and mental healthcare
Pharmacists - Gender dysphoria, treatment, children
Physicians and Practitioners - Gender dysphoria, treatment, children
Public Health - Gender dysphoria, treatment, children
Public Health - Parental consent, child health and mental healthcare
Children and Minors - Facilities use by students, individual privacy
Children and Minors - Gender dysphoria, treatment, children
Children and Minors - Gender-appropriate pronouns, parental request, use
Children and Minors - Human sexuality programs, parental rights, opt out
Children and Minors - Parental consent, child health and mental healthcare

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02/20/24
  • introduced in Senate
  • to Committee on Committees (S)
02/22/24
  • to Education (S)


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